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The Best Avocation/Job in the World

The Best Avocation/Job in the World

Thoughts for today by Joe Farace "No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist."—Oscar Wilde I think photography is the best job/avocation/profession in the world. And that's because of two main aspects that, to me...

Depth of Field: It’s Not that Hard

Depth of Field: It’s Not that Hard

Today’s Post by Joe Farace "And the wide-angle (lens) meant poor depth of field."—Peter Robinson, in his book Not Dark Yet. Mr. Robinson is a widely respected UK-based writer of mystery novels but I'm sorry Peter, a wide angle lens means that you will have more...

Be Sure to Talk with Your Portrait and Glamour Subjects

Be Sure to Talk with Your Portrait and Glamour Subjects

Today’s Post by Joe Farace There is no one way, no “my way or the highway” approach to photographing glamour models. What follows is just my experience and my opinion… As a young photographer I once asked my mentor what the worst thing I could do during a photo...

What’s On Your Photographic Bucket List? Here’s Mine.

What’s On Your Photographic Bucket List? Here’s Mine.

Today's Post by Joe Farace Bucket List: A list of things to do before you die. Derived from the term “kicking the bucket.” A little while ago I wrote a post on my car photography blog about finding my "bucket list car" and the Bentley featured there has yet to appear...

My Approach to Black & White Shooting Challenges

My Approach to Black & White Shooting Challenges

Today's Post by Joe Farace "The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work." -- Emile Zola One of the things that I like to do to get myself out of a rut is to shoot photographs, especially portraits, in monochrome. It doesn’t have to be...

I’m Celebrating National Colorado Day Today

I’m Celebrating National Colorado Day Today

Today's Post by Joe Farace I first moved from Maryland to Colorado in 1982 and having spent a big chunk of my life here, consider myself, at least, a semi-native. Today on April 12 we recognize the 38th state on National Colorado Day. Known as the Centennial State,...